Created by Larissa at 'Welcome to Larissa's Life'
Objective of this Meme: list 5 Book Couples you find the Sexiest, Hottest and most Smoldering and why, in order.
Instead of detailing 'why' they're my favorites, I've just included excerpts of my favorite scenes, which speak for themselves.
1. Claire Beauchamp & Jamie Fraser
"I will find you," he whispered in my ear. "I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you---then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest." His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. "Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well."
- Diana Gabaldon, ‘Outlander’
2. Sookie Stackhouse & Eric Northman
My mind was about to switch off and my body was about to take over. I could feel part of Eric pressed against my back, and he wasn’t standing that close. Yikes. Yahoo. Yum.
- Charlaine Harris ‘Dead to the World’
3. Mercedes Thompson & Adam Hauptman
I was more than willing to accept responsibility for my own actions – and allowing him to slide his warm, calloused hands into my hair was certainly an action on my part. I loved a man’s hands in my hair, I decided. I loved Adam’s hands.
He bit the nape of my neck and I moaned.
- Patricia Briggs, ‘Blood Bound’
4. Zsadist & Bella
He glanced back down at the pencil in his hand and then turned to the table. Flipping the spiral notebook to a new page, he bent over and laboured on top of the paper for quite a while. Then he ripped the sheet free.
His hand was shaking as he held it out. “It’s messy.”
Bella took the paper. In a child’s uneven block letters there were three words:
I LOVE YOU
Her lips flattened tight as her eyes stung. The handwriting got wavy and then disappeared.
“Maybe you can’t read it,” he said in a small voice. “I can do it over.”
She shook her head. “I can read it just fine. It’s… beautiful.”
- J.R Ward, ‘Lover Awakened’
5. Elena Michaels & Clayton Danvers
I moved my hips against his. My stomach chortled and wheezed. Clay shifted up and forward. I reached out to pull him back, but he didn’t withdraw, instead reaching for something over my head. As I closed my eyes again, grease dripped onto my cheek, and a slice of ham pressed against my lips. I opened my mouth and chomped it down in a few bites, then sighed, and lifted my hips to meet Clay.
“Is that for me or the ham?” he whispered against my hair.
- Kelley Armstrong, ‘Stolen’.